A sunset photo gone wrong!

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This topic contains 25 replies, has 8 voices, and was last updated by  Sarthak Choudhary 2 weeks, 2 days ago.

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  • #404499

    Sarthak Choudhary
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    I was trying to get a pic of the tree with the Sun in the background, but I couldn't go to the right spot so I decided to make do with this photo instead.

    18mm F 4.5 ISO-100 1/320s

    shot using nikon af-p 18-55 & d3300

  • #404502

    Sarthak Choudhary
    Participant

    Original:

  • #404507

    billyspad
    Blocked

    For a make do shot its OK. Quite easy on the eye but less than memorable. For a guy last week that did not like red skies what brought about the change?

    • #404508

      Sarthak Choudhary
      Participant

      I am not sure if a blue sunset would look good.

      Guess I can try and find out for myself.

  • #404509

    Richard Barnard
    Participant

    It's exactly as you describe it to me – a ‘make do' shot of a sunset, nothing more, nothing less. I feel there is little I can add that you don't already know yourself as reflected in your title and description.

    • #404570

      Sarthak Choudhary
      Participant

      Almost all the pics I have taken during this trip are tilted.

      • #404590

        Albirder
        Participant

        That is a pity. I have a leveler that I can put on my viewing screen, as an option. Taking a level picture is important enough to me that I am willing to give up valuable “real estate” on the screen to have it. I really believe that pictures taken on level, even when there are not horizontal or vertical lines in the picture, tend to be better than non-level pictures. As an alternate method, line the horizontal edges or vertical edges of the screen with the line you want level, like the horizon on the edge of a building.

  • #404525

    Rob Eyers
    Participant

    Well you have a diagonal, a subject, some nice color so my suggestion would be to get rid of everything that isn't needed. In future maybe try and get the horizon straight in camera.  Here's my take on it.

    • #404558

      Sarthak Choudhary
      Participant

      I actually wanted to use boundary as a diagonal but I also wanted the silhouette and those two don't seem to go along very well.

  • #404527

    JasenkaG
    Keymaster

    Hi Sarthak, I think Rob's suggestion makes sense because the square composition enhances the diagonal element in this shot.

     

    • #404559

      Sarthak Choudhary
      Participant

      Well, honestly I didn't think about square crop but to me it seems that half the image in black is too much.

  • #404595

    Sarthak Choudhary
    Participant

    Alternate crops:

    1.)Cropped square

  • #404596

    Sarthak Choudhary
    Participant

    2.) Square_wide

  • #404720

    Dorothy
    Participant

    Hi Sarthak Choudhary:  i took your original, cropped with content aware to straighten the horizon (which i see can still use a little work but just wanted to show that by using the content aware in crop we don't lose as much of the photo when straightening it) and took out the sun that totally distracted me. went into camera raw and adjusted a little to my taste. (could have easily left total silhouette) bottom line, i just thought there was too much sun 🙂 sunset gone wrong s choudhary edit dms

    • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 4 days ago by  Dorothy.
    • #405094

      Sarthak Choudhary
      Participant

      I wasn't aware of the capabilities of content aware crop! I didn;t thought sun was distraction, I wanted to frame it such that I get a sunset and the tree. But I think this small sun is not working as great subject.

      How did you take out the sun? Clone stamping?

      I liked I better with silhouette.

      • #405101

        Dorothy
        Participant

        ok, i get it.  i just figured out the content aware crop myself, that is why it came to mind, pretty cool. (it does take a little time to process depending on your computer). all i did was a little healing on the sun.

  • #405056

    Dorothy
    Participant

    @sarthakchoudnary  still getting a handle on negotiating this site. not sure if i just reply and you get a notice or if i need to do the @ format. so, i did a reply and now have done the @. i think this ‘tags' you and let's you know i posted but doesn't just replying to your post do the same?  sometimes my age sneaks through. 🙂

    • #405091

      Sarthak Choudhary
      Participant

      It isn't your fault, I usually check the forum on weekends only. I get a reply notification whenever someone replies to my post.

      The only issue is I get a notification even when I reply to a comment on my own post.

      • #405099

        Dorothy
        Participant

        ok, thanks, i wondered, especially when it said i had a notification and realized it was just my response. lol  we live, we learn.

  • #405058

    Falxy
    Participant

    it aint bad at all………..it aint straight man…………..straighten for glory!! 🙂

  • #405095

    Falxy
    Participant

    lol………….and its not a command cus its your vision……and that rules!

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